Kultur Und Stress
Kultur & Stress investigates the confluence of netlabels and the nascent medium of user-generated community radio. Unlike any other form of radio so far, a user-generated radio is a social broadcast medium, where schedule and/or media library are directly controlled by a community of users.
Somewhere between podcasts, streaming radio and netlabel releases is a vast gray area of unexplored possibilities for creators, DJs and developers, but the distribution flows are only partly understood, and the software tools are in beta development.
Kultur & Stress challenges artists involved in avant-garde composition, experimental music, soundscape or musique concrète to submit their creative commons work for publication and broadcasting.
The experience gained will hopefully result in exciting new content for community radios, new open source tools for publishing music in a social context, and new insights into media processes.